The construction at Perimeter Institute has been progressing well. The new part of the building is supposed to be finished sometime early fall or so, and I hear they're still on schedule. (See here for the photos from last year.)
The main entrance to the building is well hidden between fences, walls, and various dangerous looking machinery. Its location seems to be changing by the day like some secret code. The reception has been replaced by a study area, the bistro is now in the lobby, and staff features some new, unfamiliar faces. Still, after the last year's many changes in my life, it is comforting to come back and find things are still like they've always been. People are still talking about spin foams and black holes and their favorite interpretation of quantum mechanics. They still drink too much coffee and on your way to Starbucks on a Sunday morning you might run into the director. Waterloo is really a small town and the physicists' universe is expanding while they're orbiting around the center of their own gravity.